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Factsheet for measure IT-2022-21/2326 – Updated – measures in Italy
|Country||Italy , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 18 May 2022 – 31 December 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Alessandro Smilari (Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini)|
|Measure added||18 May 2022 (updated 23 September 2022)|
The Council of Ministers approved a new Aid Decree (Decree Law No. 50 of 17 May 2022 on 'Urgent measures on national energy policies, business productivity and investment attraction, as well as on social policies and the Ukrainian crisis'), the decree law that provides economic aid to companies and families to limit the consequences of the war in Ukraine on the Italian economy. Among the measures envisaged for economic recovery and business productivity was the establishment of a support fund for agricultural enterprises.
A Fund with an endowment of €20 million is established to address, through the disbursement of non-repayable grants, the negative economic repercussions for domestic enterprises resulting from the international crisis in Ukraine, which have resulted in losses of turnover due to the contraction of demand, the interruption of existing contracts and projects, and the crisis in supply chains.
Beneficiaries of the Fund are small and medium-sized agricultural enterprises, which cumulatively meet the following requirements:
The following updates to this measure have been made after it came into effect.
|20 September 2022||
Through the 'Aiuti-ter' decree (No. 95 of 16 September 2022), the maximum amount of financing guaranteed by the Ismea public fund, with 100% coverage, was raised from €35,000 to 62,000.
No data available.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
|Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No involvement of social partners.
No data available.
This case is sector-specific
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|A - Agriculture, Forestry And Fishing||A1 Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities|
|A2 Forestry and logging|
|A3 Fishing and aquaculture|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2022), Grants for small and medium-sized agricultural enterprises affected by the war in Ukraine, measure IT-2022-21/2326 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/IT-2022-21_2326.html
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